CHESTERTOWN — Carrie Kerr has resigned as the head athletic trainer at Washington College. Her husband Tim ‘06 has accepted a teaching position at Mercersburg Academy, Pa., and the family is moving there.
The college announced Kerr’s resignation in a July 3 news release.
She has been an athletic trainer here for a total of 13 years during two tours, including the last three years as head trainer.
Upon her 2002 graduation from Shipppensburg University, Kerr spent a year at Colgate.
Kerr came to Chestertown before the start of the 2003-04 academic year and served two years as an assistant athletic trainer at Washington College, where she earned a master’s degree in 2005.
She spent the next three years as an assistant athletic trainer at Franklin and Marshall College before returning to Washington in 2008 as the associate athletic trainer under head trainer Thad Moore.
Kerr was the associate athletic trainer for eight years before being promoted to head trainer in the summer of 2016, when Moore was named the athletic director.
“We can’t thank Carrie enough for all that she has done for our department and student-athletes over her tenure here at Washington College,” Moore said in a prepared statement. “While we hate seeing her go we couldn’t be happier for her and her family as she begins the next phase of her career. We wish her, Tim and family nothing but the best. They will be sorely missed.”
In a statement, Kerr thanked the student-athletes and her colleagues at Washington College, singling out Moore for his friendship, mentorship, leadership and belief in her abilities.
“I will forever be grateful for the time I have spent here. I have been blessed by the many positive relationships and wonderful opportunities that were created here for me and my family,” Kerr said in the news release.
“In addition to Thad, I would like to thank everyone that I have worked with throughout my years at WC within the athletic department, the college and the local community. If I named you all individually, I’m sure I’d miss someone, but this list certainly includes my fellow athletic trainers, student workers, coaches and athletic department staff, college employees, doctors, physical therapists, high school and community members.
“Thank you just does not seem adequate for the many memories I created, and the opportunities that I was given to grow not only in my professional role, but as a person.”
She applauded the hard work and dedication of the student-athletes, and said she was happy to have played a small role in their college career.
“This job takes a village of support to be successful. The support of my family, friends and babysitters helped me provide the best care for my student-athletes and the ability to balance my roles as wife, mother and professional,” Kerr said in the news release.
She ended by saying, “I will forever be thankful for the friendships formed, knowledge gained and memories made. My family and I will always be proud to be a part of this WC family and we look forward to cheering you on from the stands instead of the sideline!”